SCC Scholarship Recipients

Did you know that the SCC offers scholarships to deserving students and promising athletes? Every year, the club selects winners based on the following criteria: applicants must be on the Salmon Arm Secondary (SAS) mountain bike team, attend a post-secondary school the following year, and demonstrate community involvement. The school and SAS coach Chris Stromgren recommend the winners.

Here are this year’s recipients!

Marika Meerza
Marika is part of the SAS mountain bike team and helps out with our Tuesday Youth Rides. Here’s what she said when she found out she had been selected for this year’s scholarship:

“I have appreciated the opportunities that the biking community has given me, through trail building and leading the Tuesday night rides. I plan on attending Okanagan College from 2022-2024 to get an Associate of Arts degree. I hope to transfer those credits to UVIC and finish Post-Secondary with a Bachelor of Arts. I will use your generous award to help pay for books and my tuition. I am truly grateful for the support from the biking community and this scholarship.”

Here are a few photos of Marika in her element.

Finn Rodwell
Finn had an amazing spring season riding and competing for the SAS mountain bike team, finishing 1st in both local XC races, and 3rd at the provincial XC race. Here’s his reaction to receiving our scholarship:

“This award means a lot to me because I have been a part of the bike team for many years and it demonstrates how I have improved so much as a mountain bike rider and racer. I also wanted to give a huge thanks to the volunteers that helped out at races and practices, and especially to our coach Mr. Stromgren. Strom did an amazing job making sure everyone on the team enjoyed themselves and felt included within the team. I will be putting the money from the scholarship towards my tuition to the University of Victoria next year, where I will be pursuing a degree in engineering.”

And a picture of Finn from an enduro race at last season’s provincials in Langford:

A few notable results from our two recipients:

Vernon XC Race at Ellison 
– Finn: 1st place
Kamloops XC Race at the Bike Ranch
– Marika: 1st place
– Finn: 1st place
Salmon Arm Enduro Race at Rubberhead 
– Finn: 4th place
Provincials at Jordie Lund Bike Park
XC – Finn: 3rd place
Enduro – Marika: 5th place

Congratulations to you both!

Rubberhead Enduro Recap

Our inaugural Rubberhead Enduro was a great success! Sunshine, amazing volunteers and happy racers made for a fun day on the trails. Congrats to Dan Skogland and Kate Earle who took 1st place in their respective categories! For full results, see Zone 4.

And another big THANK YOU to Blind Bay Village GrocerShuswap Search and Rescue and Skookum Cycle and Ski for bringing this event to life. We couldn’t do it without our community!

We’re hoping to host another Rubberhead Enduro in September. Stay tuned!

Salty Dog Recap

Thanks to everyone who spent a rainy day with us back in May for the 20th annual Salty Dog Enduro! You’ve probably seen the results on Zone 4 by now, but did you know that photos have been uploaded to the race’s website? Go to > Photos > Photos 2022 > pick a category to see all the smiling faces!

We’re taking a little break from the Salty for now, but stay tuned to our channels for info on next year’s race and registration.

We broke our membership record!

The SCC has reached 296 members so far this year. Thanks to old and new members for being part of our community and supporting biking in the Shuswap!


Upcoming events

Time to get stoked about some of the races coming up at the end of the season!

Shuswap Cross Cyclocross
Our CX race is back this year! It will be held on September 11th at Klahani park. Save the date!

BC Bike Race
The BC Bike Race is making a stop in Salmon Arm on September 18th! The 50km course will be sending riders up 1900m of climbing from South Canoe to Rubberhead and back (subject to change). There are still spots available. Don’t miss your chance to race at home!

Rubberhead Enduro
TBC – Stay tuned to our channels!


Rubberhead update

We’ve made some additions to the Rubberhead trail network in the last few months. Have you ridden Half Baked yet? Or the new features on Rubberhead?

We’ve also fixed up parts of Rubberhead DH and Ravine. Go check it out!